It was a very busy weekend for Sonoma County road crews, who responded to three calls beginning on Friday evening with a large sink hole on 3rd Avenue that exposed a gas line. Sand fill was placed alongside the gas line and the sink hole was capped with temporary patch.
On Saturday, Warm Springs Road was closed for about two hours with a down tree, and on Sunday the crew responded to a large tree and slide involving utilities on Arnold Drive, south of Madrone Road.
Elsewhere, a crew was called for a large rock slide with trees and power lines that closed Calistoga Road for several hours Saturday morning and afternoon. The crew was called to respond around 7 a.m. and Calistoga Rd reopened around 3:15 p.m.
The Annapolis area received 3 inches of rain over the weekend. On Saturday night around 9 p.m. the crew was called to respond to a large rock slide that closed Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road for several hours. The crew worked into the night to get one lane open and will be returning today to clear the rest of the slide, said Rob Silva of the county Department of Transportation and Public Works.
This week’s forecast from the National Weather Service calls for more unsettled weather throughout the week. Weather dependent, Cal Fire crews are scheduled to assist with roadside brush removal along Barnett Valley Road and Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The chance of heavy rains later today and tonight might force a cancelation of work along Stewarts Point Skaggs Springs as crews from Annapolis and Healdsburg may be dealing with more slides.
Fort Ross Road reopened to two way traffic last Friday. Erosion control work still needs to be done along the slope below the new bridged section. Completion of the guard rails was done on Friday.